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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Group Summer Program Language: French
Housing: Host Family
Program Description:

Baylor in Paris
Summer 1 Intensive Summer French Language Program

Date: Summer Session 1
Where: Paris, France
Cost: $4,200 plus airfare and tuition

Courses Offered
French 2310 and French 2320 (2nd year grammar, reading and conversation), French 3320 (Conversation and Composition in Paris), and French 3335 (Theatre in Paris).

Program Description
The Baylor in Paris Program is a four-week academic session offering students the opportunity to earn six hours of college credit in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Students live and share meals with French families in Paris. Baylor faculty will direct the entire program, and a Paris staff provides administrative support. Classrooms and facilities for Baylor in Paris are centrally located in the newly remodeled Paris College of Art. The college is within minutes by metro of many monuments and museums including the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and the Basilica of Sacre Coeur. 

The summer school boasts four major advantages: study within academically accredited courses, immersion in the language and culture of France, homestays with French families, and visits to places of interest in Paris and its surrounding region.

These materials are intended as a description of those programs and activities of Baylor University indicated in the title and text. This is not an offer to make a contract. Baylor University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, age, or handicap.  

Home-stays with French Families
The cornerstone of the Baylor in Paris Summer Study Program is the opportunity to live and interact with French families. These are middle-class families who have been carefully screened and selected by our Parisian staff. Many of them have previously hosted American students. During the program, students have a demi-pension arrangement with their families – they share a room with another student in the program and eat breakfast and dinner “a table.” Students are reimbursed for lunch and can either eat in a café or buy provisions from a grocery store or a delicatessen in the area. 

Dr. Cristian Bratu, Associate Professor of French and director of Baylor in Paris 2017, holds a Ph.D. degree from New York University. He is currently serving as Interim Division Director for French and Italian. Dr. Bratu has been teaching at Baylor since 2007, and this is his fourth year with the Baylor in Paris program. His research interests are in French medieval chronicles and histories.

Dr. Alexandre Thiltges, Senior Lecturer in French and assistant director of Baylor in Paris 2017, holds a Ph.D. degree from La Sorbonne Nouvelle University (Paris). Dr. Thiltges has been teaching at Baylor since 2009. He has translated several novels from English to French, and his research interests are in 20th-century French and American literature and culture. His latest book, Amérique des écrivains en liberté, will be published in September 2016.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 1 2017 03/15/2017
Rolling Admission 05/31/2017 06/30/2017
Summer 1 2018 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA

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